Fort Pierre Development Corporation

April 30 – May 6 Is Small Business Week!

April 21, 2023

SBA 2023 National Small Business Week Virtual to be held May 2-3

SBA will hold its free Virtual Summit from May 2-3, 2023, for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year’s summit will feature access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs start, grow, and build resilient businesses.

For more information about NSBW, please visit

South Dakota District Office Events During National Small Business Week

The SBA South Dakota District Office is honoring SBA SD 2023 Small Business Persons and Small Businesses of the Year in a virtual ceremony May 2, 2023, 11:00 CDT. The public is invited to join at

May 2 – Virtual
Doing Business with the Corps of Engineer
May 2 – Startup Sioux Falls ​
National Small Business Week Networking & Celebration

May 4 – Rapid City ​
Selling to the Government – Marketing/Matchmaking Event​


Save the Date!

Opening Doors to Bonding for Small Business: Contract Bonds & SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program
Tuesday, May 9, 2023                                                         3:00 – 4:00 PM CDT
The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business get bonded for projects up to $10 million! Please join us if your small business has…

Limited or no bonding experience
Difficulty qualifying for bonding
The desire to increase current bond limits
Our discussion will include an overview of contract bonds – what they are and how to get pre-qualified for bonding – and how SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can open doors to bonding for your small business by reducing barriers to bonding and increasing your contracting opportunities.


Become a FPDC Member

For membership information, please contact the FPDC at: or
(605) 223-7603